Air Conditioner Replacement & Installation in Southeast Michigan
Do I Need To Replace My Air Conditioning?
Are you determing your options for an air conditioner replacement? Hager Fox Heating & Cooling is the air conditioning company to call. A properly sized and installed air conditioning system from Hager Fox is one of the best ways to ensure a comfortable environment in your home or business. Our technicians are trained to give you an honest assessment of your AC unit and determine if it needs to be reapired or replaced. We will give you a free, honest estimate of your AC services and work with an option that is affordable to you. Hager Fox Heating & Cooling is dedicated to putting your needs first. When you need air conditioning replacement, installation, maintenance or repair, you can trust us to do the job right, treating your home as if it were our own.
Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Replaced
Deciding whether to replace or repair an air conditioning system is not always cut and dried, but the team at Hager Fox Heating & Cooling wants to make it a little easier. Here are some clear signs that you would be better off replacing rather than repairing your air conditioner:
- The age of the system: The first consideration is the system’s age. Air conditioners have a 15-20 year lifespan, and if it’s nearing the end of that, consider replacement.
- The 5,000 rule: In the air conditioning industry, we recommend following what we call the 5,000 rule. If the cost of the repair multiplied by the age of the equipment is more than $5,000, then it’s a good idea to replace it.
- Inefficiency: If your system is constantly running or you’re noticing an increase in utility bills, consider replacing your system with a more efficient model.
- Strange noises: When a system starts to become noisy, it may be time to consider replacement. Too much noise can indicate the system and the ductwork are not compatible.
- Dust in the home: Are dust levels rising? If so, you may have leaks in your ductwork or a system that’s starting to fail and needs replacement.
- Humidity in the home: Your air conditioner should remove the humidity from your home, and if it’s not properly sized, it won’t be able to do so adequately.
- Continued repair need: If you constantly have to call for repairs on your air conditioner, even if those individual repairs seem minor, then replacement may be more cost-effective in the long term.
If you notice any of these signs, call Hager Fox Heating & Cooling. Our expert air conditioning technicians will come to your home and analyze your system to help you determine if you need a replacement. If you do, we will help you choose the right system that is sized properly for your home, so you can enjoy reliable and efficient cooling again.
Types of Air Conditioners & How They Work
Air conditioning is actually a multi stage process. In addition to lowering the air temperature of your home or business, air conditioners recirculate and filter the air. Dehumidification, or removal of the humidity in the air eliminates the ‘sticky’ feeling that often accompanies hot weather, and enhances the cooling sensation of an air conditioning system.
There are many factors that determine the proper selection and sizing of an air conditioning system, including AFUE and SEER ratings, the noise that the system creates, Single package or split system central air conditioning, ductless air conditioning, the square footage and configuration of your home, and the manufacturer you choose. Hager Fox Heating & Cooling carries brand name, energy efficient air conditioning systems, like Lennox and York, and can service manufacturers such as Carrier, Trane, Bryant, Amana, Rheem, American Standard, Goodman, and many more!
The cooling capacity of air conditioning systems is measured in BTU’s or British Thermal Units. A single BTU represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1 (one) degree. By calculating the square footage of your home, along with the tons of BTU’s required, and the capacity of the Air Conditioning System, is the basis for a properly sized air conditioning unit.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) determines the energy efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Seer is determined by measure of the annual output of the unit in relation to it’s energy input. The higher the SEER Rating, the more efficient and environmentally friendly the Air Conditioning System is. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) determines the energy efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Seer is determined by measure of the annual output of the unit in relation to it’s energy input. The higher the SEER Rating, the more efficient and environmentally friendly the air conditioning system is.
Single-Package Central Air Conditioning
Single-package central air conditioning systems are most commonly used in large buildings and plants. Their most common utilization is in commercial installations, and are generally mounted on rooftops.
Split System Central Air Conditioning
Split system central air conditioning is the most common type of residential air conditioning, and is generally used in conjunction with your furnace. These air conditioning systems will generally use the same thermostatic control and ducting as your furnace, and the unit will be “split” with part of the system being attached to the furnace. The ‘quiet’ part of the air conditioner is attached to the furnace, and the ‘noisy’ part located outside to minimize indoor noise levels.
A recognizable brand name is an important factor in choosing your system. As is the case with most major purchases, poor quality can quickly offset any money saved from your initial purchase price.
How air conditioners are rated is very important when making a decision to add or replace an air conditioning unit. Our experienced professionals can help you determine your best option in choosing a commercial or residential air conditioning system. We only deal with top-brand manufacturers such as Lennox, Bryant, York, Carrier, and more. So you can trust that you are getting quality products and top-notch service from a quality dealer when you choose Hager Fox. Contact us for a free estimate, appointment or an online quote. We can fit almost anyone’s schedule.